MEXICO – Longer Processing Times for Immigration Applications

By Peregrine Currently, processing times for temporary residence applications are longer than usual. Residence card applications may take up to 20 business days to be approved, rather than the standard five business days. International travel restrictions apply while the process is completed, and the issuance of a departure...

NEW ZEALAND – Updates to Skill Shortage List

By Peregrine Effective 27 May 2019, Immigration New Zealand will make minor changes to the Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) and the Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage List (CISSL). New Regional Skill Shortage Lists (RSSLs) will also be introduced to replace the current Immediate Skill Shortage...

FRANCE: Labour Inspection – 300 000 audits planned for 2019

By the Figaro According to the annual review of the Directorate-General for Employment of which Le Figaro has become aware, the agents will carry out 24 000 interventions to check the regularity of the posting of workers in France. For 2019, the Labour Inspectorate plans to carry...

BRAZIL – Ministry Restructuring May Affect Immigration Processing

By Peregrine On 1 January 2019, the new administration published Provisional Measure 870, reorganising government Ministries and public agencies. Among the significant changes introduced, the Ministry of Labour has been eliminated, responsibility for immigration has been passed to the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, and the Immigration...